Turnbull dodges the worst from a damning NBN review

The Coalition's strategic review vindicates Malcolm Turnbull's plan to make the most of existing networks and save taxpayers an absurd expense. But his credibility now hangs on the delivery.

There is no surprise in the findings of the strategic review of the national broadband network: it will cost a lot more and take a lot longer to build than Stephen Conroy and Mike Quigley promised. The surprise is that Malcolm Turnbull's version of the NBN will also take longer and cost more than he envisaged.

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